Forty-one wildlife ponds were monitored between 1988 and 1992 for breeding use by wood frogs (Rana sylvatica). Data were collected on egg deposition and pond characteristics. Breeding activity and characteristics were similar to that reported in other portions of the range of the wood frog. We also monitored 15 newly-constructed ponds to determine chronological breeding patterns. Data collected for each site indicated a significant increase (P< 0.05) in the number of egg masses deposited in ponds as they age from 1-3 years during our study period. Increased chronological use of newly-constructed ponds may be due to localized population increase resulting from greater availability of breeding habitat
Cartwright, Michael E.; Trauth, Stanley E.; and Wilhide, J. D.
"Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) Use of Wildlife Ponds in Northcentral Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 52
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol52/iss1/7